[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Setareh Eslam

[Date:] Saturday 18 Azar 1334 [10 December 1955]

[Issue No.:] 191

 

The Baha’is have re-started their suspicious activities

Based on a message, it has been particularly discovered that the Baha’i teachers have reappeared and once again have started their activities.

Apparently, these activities have reoccurred as the result of a letter sent by the head of the American Baha’is to one of the heads of the Baha’is in Iran. In this letter, he reassured [them] that as a result of the efforts of the American Baha’is, the previous barriers have been removed.

This letter referred to Mrs. Roosevelt’s telegram. It should be mentioned that, a while back, Mrs. Roosevelt, the wife of the former U.S. president, through the numerous telegrams she had sent to the king, the government and the parliament, objected to the brave actions of the police authorities in Iran for closing these Baha’i nests of corruption, and requested that the government take a more tolerant approach to this malicious group.

Our news source has contacted an important government official and has asked his opinion regarding the recent activities of the Baha’is.  He stated, “We have not received any report regarding this group’s latest actions; nevertheless, the interference of others will not prevent the government from stopping their harmful activities.”